DH360 Line Dance Recap 5/24/17

Here are the featured line dances from Wednesday 5/17/17 at Dance Hall 360:


The Shape Of You

M.A.E. Line Dance Recap 5/23/17

Both classes have shown amazing improvement and are pushing me to advance them! I feel bad they’re only getting an hour to crank out a lesson and reviews when they’re picking so many up so fast. Here are the two latest dances for Middletown Adult Education’s Line Dancers:

Intro Class: Do The Mess Around
Beginner Class: Stomp Like Hell

Both classes learned the coaster step recently as well as a few others to put in these newer dances.
Intro: Mambo Step, Swivels, K-Step
Beginner: Sailor Step, Heels Splits, Hydrant Turn

DH360 Line Dance Recap 5/17/17

Here are the featured line dances from Wednesday 5/17/17 at Dance Hall 360:

The Shape Of You

Backwood Bump

DH360 Line Dance Recap 5/23/17

Here are the featured line dances from Tuesday, 5/23/17 at Dance Hall 360 with Sheryl:

Stomp Like Hell

Dance With Me Baby

DH360 Partner Pattern Dance Recap 5/18/17

Tonight’s featured dance was Free Spin. We kept it on the easier side to have a good dinner from Pizza Pie and just ease into a night of dances.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:
6/1/17: Open Dance with Sheryl (lessons TBD)
6/15/17: All I Want. An East Coast rhythm partner dance that’s sure to be a fun challenge!

M.A.E. Line Dance Recap 5/16/17

We’ve finally found a few little curveballs just easy enough to hit, yet enough of a challenge to get some of us having to think!

The Intro Level class had their first experiences with 3/4 turn sequences and a restart! We took some time to work on little drills that practiced the scissor step and turning and scuffing before attempting to tackle “Shattered Dreams”. They also received a bonus lesson of “Shake It”, which took all of 3 minutes to teach because they knew all the step already. It was only a matter of putting them in the right order!

The Beginner Level Class got a 2-fer treat as well! The class started off with a warm up and jumped straight into “American Kids”. It did not take long to actually learn the dance. The challenge was more about the speed of the dance and learning to take appropriately sized steps to accommodate that. With crunch time on the class ending, they got to experience “Emergency”. Most all the steps were very familiar with the group. Again, just a matter of putting them in the right order.

American Kids
Shake It
Shattered Dreams


DH360 Line Dance Recap 5/16/17

Here’s the recap of Line Dancing at Dance Hall 360 for Tuesday, May 16th 2017
Instructor: Sheryl

Featured Dances:
Gin & Tonight
Shotgun Jenny

DH360 Line Dance Recap 5/9/17

DH360 welcomed the Farmington Adult Education Line Dance Class who had just completed their sessions back at Farmington High School.
Here are the featured lessons from Tuesday, May 9th, 2017:

Mr Dee Jay
Country Walkin


DH360 Partner Pattern Dance Recap 5/4/17

After a few sessions of this class, we’ve got enough material known to ease the drilling of repeat lessons and use them for open dance! Luckily, many of the partners already have a baseline of dances they can do, which helps the newer dancers have someone to follow. We now also have a few more moderate to challenging dances to keep it interesting as well.

The featured lessons of the night were:
Lorrie’s Dance (Lorrie’s Cha)
Sweetheart Schottische
U.K. Corral Shuffle

A mention of a pretty good resource for finding partner dances was in following Alan & Sonia’s YouTube channel. IF you would like to check them out for dance references or requests to be taught, here are some links:
Alsonvideo on YouTube

Here is a complete list of dances taught since this program’s inception:
Cotton Eyed Joe
Cowboy Merengue
El Paso
Electric Slide Couples
Jubilee Stroll
La Estrella
Lorrie’s Dance
Southside Girl
Sweetheart Schottische
U.K. Corral Shuffle

DH360 Line Dance Recap 5/3/17

Tonight’s dances were based on a review of recent material. Most notably, “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” by Kinser, Dahlgreen & Barr. Love these law firm sounding teams, don’t ya? It is an Intermediate level Night Club rhythm that features a few diagonal sequences to break up having a straight up face-one-wall kind of feel. What puts this on the easier side of INT is that it is only 2 walls. To add a little more fun, two completely different tags break up the routine, luckily on the 12:00 wall to make it easier to remember where it is.

Step Sheet